18 Mar 2022 | 03:12 | Football
Conte talks about Abramovich selling Chelsea
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is looking to buy the team after he was sanctioned by the UK government for his alleged ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Abramovich is expected to not be the only high-profile figure leaving Stamford Bridge. There are also big question marks over the future of director Marina Granovskaia and president Bruce Buck.
According to Gary Neville, Chelsea need to keep the duo at the club. Neville told Sky Sports: “You need someone who is basically a smart operator. What they really need to do is keep the people who are running the club now , under Roman Abramovich – that will be it. is the first thing you have to do.”
Neville mentioned the upheaval of Man Utd and Arsenal when high-ranking figures left the club. “You basically had a big upheaval at Manchester United when David Gill left at the same time as Sir Alex Ferguson,” Neville said.
“Or what Arsenal went through when Arsene Wenger left and obviously David Dein left before that, that’s the big deal for Arsenal.”
“Don’t underestimate the importance of the different types of executives and football executives at a football club. I think the first thing the new owners will need to do is get the functions right. that case.”